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    Dan J chinarider's Avatar
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    Rode my (soon to be) age today

    Did 55 miles. I will be 55 in 3 weeks. Averaged 15.6 mph. Did it myself with no stopping. Rolling out and back course. For those of you MotionBased literate the ride can be found here: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3382315. Kind of bonked the last 5-10 miles. I hadn't eaten much during the day. I was going to take 2 cliff bars, but I forgot to. I could have used them. I did drink about 70-80 oz of dilute gatorade during the ride. My legs really ached the last few miles (tho I din't really slow up) and hurt for a while after. Feel OK now. I think with more food, I would have been ok.

    My brother in law who is 62 or 63 is in the middle of this: http://www.redspoke.org/. 300 miles in 5 days across Washington state.
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    Congrats on the pre-birthday ride, chinarider. Now you've got it outta the way. Pressure's off!

    I've discovered that, for me, the eating part of a longer ride is just as important as the drinking part. I use granola bars, honey, dried apricots, peanut butter and crackers etc. A little fuel really helps.

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    Senior Member Terrierman's Avatar
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    Congratulations, nice ride.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Lincoln, CA Mojo Slim's Avatar
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    I love these "rode my age" threads. What a milestone and goal for us all. As I said in another thread: as our age gets greater so do our rides.
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